- The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics
- List of Contributors
- About the Companion Website
- Classical Music for the Posthuman Condition
- Beyond Music: Mashup, Multimedia Mentality, and Intellectual Property
- The Audio-Logo-Visual and the Sound of Languages in Recent Film
- The End of Diegesis As We Know It?
- Sounding Out Film
- Audio-Visual Space in an Era of Technological Convergence
- Title Sequences for Contemporary Television Serials
- No Country for Old Music
- Cue the Big Theme? The Sound of the Superhero
- Video Speech in Latin America
- Sensory Aspects of Contemporary Cinema
- The Sound of Intensified Continuity
- Extending Film Aesthetics: Audio Beyond Visuals
- The Audiovisual Construction of Transgender Identity in <i>Transamerica</i>
- Soundscapes of Istanbul in Turkish Film Soundtracks
- Audiovisual Objects, Multisensory People, and the Intensified Ordinary in Hong Kong Action Films
- Sound and Vision: The Audio/Visual Economy of Musical Performance
- Foreground Flatland
- Remaking the Urban: The Audiovisual Aesthetics of Ipod Use
- On Soundscape Methods and Audiovisual Sensibility
- Leaving Something to the Imagination: “Seeing” New Places through a Musical Lens
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This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. A meditation on the convergence of sound design and music in film, using the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men as an example.
Carter Burwell graduated from Harvard College in 1977. He has composed for film since the late 1970s, initially while occupying various positions in computer science, animation and sound technology. During the 1980s, he pursued a parallel career in music, playing with bands in New York City including The Same, Thick Pigeon, and Radiante. More recently he has made his name as a prolific composer for film, including those of Spike Jonze and the Coen Brothers. Among his best known scores are Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, Gods and Monsters, Three Kings, Fargo, Being John Malkovich, Burn after Reading, Twilight and True Grit.
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